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Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis

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John Mercer Langston, African American abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist and politician. The first Dean of the Law school at Howard University, the first president of Virginia State University, and Virginia's first African American congressman

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Fannie Jackson was born a slave in Washington D.C. on October 15, 1837. She gained her freedom when her aunt was able to purchase her at the age of twelve. Through her teen years Jackson worked as a servant for the author George Henry Calvert … Read MoreFannie Jackson Coppin (1837-1913)

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a photo of the women in the class of 1855 courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives. What Oberlin women inspire you? African American History, Native American, Edmonia Lewis, Reform Movement, Southern Women, One Wave, World History, Family History, Little Red

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Edmonia Lewis Title The Death of Cleopatra Date 1876 Medium marble Current location Smithsonian American Art Museum Antonio Y Cleopatra, Edmonia Lewis, Historical Art, American Art, Native American, American Life, American Women, Western Art, The Life

101 Artists You Should Remember This International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day and the #5womenartists campaign, we're recognizing the women who left a mark on art history.

Colonial Hall and the first Ladies Hall - Oberlin College, Ohio Edmonia Lewis, Biography, Colonial, Mirrors, Ohio, United States, College, America, Sculpture

View of Colonial Hall and the first Ladies Hall

A photograph (late 1850s or early 1860s) by Isaac Oakes. 3 1/8 x 5 in. Used courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives.

Hagar by Edmonia Lewis. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States. Austin Osman Spare, August Sander, Albert Bierstadt, Alphonse Mucha, African American Artist, American Artists, Rodin, Hulk, Edmonia Lewis

Hagar

Hagar by Edmonia Lewis. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Hiawatha in Rome: Edmonia Lewis and Figures from Longfellow by user from Antiques & Fine Art magazine Edmonia Lewis, Augusta Savage, Sherrie Levine, Mariko Mori, Cornelia Parker, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harvard Art Museum, Magazine Art, Installation Art

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Harvard Art Museums

Minnehaha and Hiawatha by Edmonia Lewis at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts NYC Edmonia Lewis, Museum Of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum, Yorkie, Afro, Mirrors, Nyc, Sculpture, Statue

Minnehaha and Hiawatha by Edmonia Lewis at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts NYC

John Mercer Langston was an Oberlin graduated who became a lawyer who defended Edmonia Lewis in court. congressman from Virginia. Edmonia Lewis, Lawyer, Abraham Lincoln, Mirrors, Virginia, How To Become, Sculpture, Stone, Rock

John Mercer Langston was an Oberlin graduated who became a lawyer who defended Edmonia Lewis in court. In 1890, he became a U.S. congressman from Virginia.

The Meeting House, Tappan Square, and Oberlin Institute Buildings - 1846 Edmonia Lewis, Mirrors, Buildings, College, Sculpture, Stone, House, Painting, Outdoor

Early Oberlin

The Meeting House, Tappan Square, and Oberlin Institute Buildings - 1846

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exhibit featuring Edmonia Lewis and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1995)

Jeannine Atkins is the author of the new young adult novel in verse Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edm. Edmonia Lewis, Teacher Librarian, Atkins, Spotlight, Interview, Challenges, Mirrors, Stone, Writing Letters

Q&A with Jeannine Atkins

Jeannine Atkins is the author of the new young adult novel in verse Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis. Her other books include Finding Wonders and Little Woman in Blue. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Simmons College. Q: Why did you decide to focus on the sculptor Edmonia Lewis in your new book, and how did you research her life? A: I came across the work and life story of Edmonia Lewis while researching another 19th century artist for…